Friday, November 26, 2021

Religion

by Michelle Wilson Bradley -- Vinvecca B. Gray will be officially installed as the senior pastor at Golden Leaf Church, 1439 N. Hollywood, on April 7 at 3 p.m. “I am still in awe (as to) what God has done,” said...
A “complete gift.” When you’ve known someone for nearly 30 of the 45 years of his life, that is how you sum up the time when the person was gospel-recording artist “Shea” Norman and you knew him as Deborah Thomas...
In 1996, Melvin D. Watkins Jr., who had enlisted in the Air Force two years earlier after graduating from Hamilton High School, returned from a duty station in Turkey to  attend the funeral of his grandmother. As the eulogy...
Kia Moore was the first woman licensed to preach at her home church, which was founded by slaves. In 2013, she became the youngest person to pray on the Tennessee House Floor as the guest clergy member. And, she was...
Greater Mt. Moriah Baptist Church and a circle of associates made wider by the Rev. John Lee Payne, the church’s longtime pastor, are mourning his death at 87. Rev. Payne died Monday after going into the hospital on the Saturday...
“Now, let me get this straight. You are a successful attorney, making a good salary, and you are about to make partner, which will give you even more money,” Phoebe Roaf’s mother said. “But you want to leave all...
Greater Middle Baptist Church will install the Rev. Rodney Echols Sr. as pastor on Sunday (September 15). Dr. Donald R. Ester, pastor of New Bethel Missionary Baptist Church, will deliver the address during the installation, which begins at 3...
On Saturday at noon, the Rev. Joseph Scrivner and the Rev. Keith Norman will be in the pulpit at First Baptist Church-Broad focused on duty while also contending with a deep family loss. Scrivner is the son of the late...
One of the 20th-century’s most illustrious pastors represents a class of Christian Methodist Episcopal (CME) leaders, who helped sustain the denomination during the turbulent African-American experience wrought by Jim Crow segregation. The Rev. R. T. Fouse served in a pivotal...
Congregants were preparing to hear the Sunday morning sermon at Union Valley Baptist Church, an iconic landmark in the heart of South Memphis. Pastor H.O. Kneeland was reminding the church to pray for those on the “Sick and Shut-In...